|Mila, Zoey and Zeus|
I decided on sewing after shopping for a little Elmo skirt for my daughter. It was $34! I was appalled at the cost for something that “appeared” simple to make. I waited on my Christmas bonus from work and walked into a sewing store for the very first time. I said, “well, I am just going to buy a small cheap sewing machine to experiment with”. I walked out with my companion: the Innovis 40 from Brothers. I love this machine. Love it!!
|Sewing on the floor on my first day with my machine.|
After watching tons of you tube videos and reading a million blogs, I began the skirt. Boy, was I in for a shock! No wonder the Etsy seller was charging $34 for the skirt; it was so tedious to make. I must have cried in frustration two nights in a row, bought a new set of fabric for the skirt three times and used my seam ripper for about 5 hours.
After it was finally done, I was so proud of myself. It was my very first creation. It was a different feeling than doing an experiment in the lab. I was able to look at my end product, knowing I created it and my daughter was going to enjoy it. I felt like superwoman with needles! I sewed every night for one month straight. I was addicted.
I also knew sewing was for me when I walked into the fabric store for the first time and walked out 4 hours later with a cart full of fabric!
|My very first sewing project!|